MetroPCS Laces Up For Full-Court Press Across America With USA Basketball Dream Tour
- Multi-Market Tour Will Bring USA Basketball Legends To MetroPCS Locations Across The Country -
Dallas, Texas • Jan. 5, 2012
MetroPCS Communications, Inc. and USA Basketball today announced the USA Basketball Dream Tour. Launching in Orlando on Jan. 20, 2012, the tour will crisscross the nation for the next seven months making stops in 15 cities, giving fans a chance to check out MetroPCS’ latest Samsung phones and meet some of USA Basketball’s biggest legends, including Chris Mullin.
"Our USA Basketball Dream Tour will bring unforgettable experiences to our customers across the nation," said Tom Keys, president and chief operating officer of MetroPCS. "Our hope is that this tour will get people across the country even more energized to cheer on the USA Basketball men’s and women’s national teams when they compete this summer."
The tour’s purple- and orange-clad mobile basketball court will travel coast-to-coast, visiting each of MetroPCS’ markets twice along the way. In each market, fans will have the chance to go head-to-head with friends on the court as well as in mobile phone games and basketball trivia presented on Samsung phones. Additionally, USA Basketball team legends will appear at each tour stop to take photographs and sign autographs.
"The MetroPCS USA Basketball Dream Tour will provide a great way for fans to connect with some of USA Basketball’s legends and show their support for the 2012 USA teams as this summer approaches," said USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo. "As our men’s and women’s national teams compete on the world stage this summer, we’re looking forward to having enthusiastic fans following the teams."
The USA Basketball Dream Tour dates, which are subject to change, include:·
Orlando: January 20, 2012; February 24, 2012
Tampa: January 27, 2012; May 25, 2012
Miami: February 3, 2012; May 18, 2012
Jacksonville: February 10, 2012; May 11, 2012
Atlanta: February17, 2012; June 1, 2012
Los Angeles: March 2, 2012; June 29, 2012
Sacramento: March 9, 2012; June 22, 2012
San Francisco: March 16, 2012; June 15, 2012
Grand Rapids: March 23, 2012; June 8, 2012
Detroit: March 30, 2012; July 20, 2012
Boston: April 6, 2012; July 27, 2012
New York: April 13, 2012; August 3, 2012
Philadelphia: April 20, 2012; August 14, 2012
Dallas: April 27, 2012; August 17, 2012
Las Vegas: July 6, 2012; July 13, 2012
Visit www.metropcs.com/USABasketball for the most up to date tour schedule, locations and more information about the tour’s stops. For photos and videos that chronicle the USA Basketball Dream Tour and more opportunities to be a part of the experience, visit www.facebook.com/metropcs.
About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of June 30, 2011, MetroPCS had approximately 9.1 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.
About USA Basketball
Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the United States by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA sponsored international basketball competitions, as well as for some national competitions. Since 2008, USA Basketball men’s and women’s teams have compiled a sterling 134-6 win-loss record in FIBA or FIBA Americas competitions. USA teams are the current men’s and women’s champions of the Olympics and the FIBA World Championships; FIBA women’s U19 world champions; the men’s and women’s title holders for the FIBA U17 World Championships; and the men’s and women’s U18 and U16 FIBA Americas champions. USA Basketball currently ranks No. 1 in all five of FIBA's world ranking categories, including combined, men's, women's, boys and girls.